SEATTLE – The Carolina Panthers you’ll see Sunday night are not the same Carolina Panthers who ended the Seattle Seahawks’ season the last time the teams played.
You’ll remember the Panthers jumped out to a huge first-half lead on their way to putting away the Seahawks, 31-24, in the NFC divisional round in January and eventually went on to lose to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl hangover has been all too real for the Panthers, who are off to a wildly disappointing 4-7 start and are in last place in the division.
The Seahawks, on the other hand, look to have a good shot to 14-5 loss to Tampa Bay last weekend thanks to the return of five injured starters. Michael Bennett, Earl Thomas, Justin Britt, DeShawn Shead will all be back for the Sunday Night Football showdown.
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